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The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management
     

The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management

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by Carol Cottrill
 

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With wit and wisdom, The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management explores the French attitudes of reverence and respect for food and dining. Based on a desire to take the American obsession with weight and fitness in a new direction, it exposes the shortcomings of quick-fix fad diets, encourages readers to examine their unique

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With wit and wisdom, The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management explores the French attitudes of reverence and respect for food and dining. Based on a desire to take the American obsession with weight and fitness in a new direction, it exposes the shortcomings of quick-fix fad diets, encourages readers to examine their unique connections to food, and asks them to abandon their fears about eating and to reject such common myths as the idea that to lose weight we need to eat less and exercise more. Among the secrets the book reveals are the importance of eating authentic and high-quality food, and the role of pleasure and balance in proper nutrition and successful weight management. Throughout, the French approach is validated by up-to-date science on metabolism as it relates to the psychology of eating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781614481638
Publisher:
Morgan James Publishing
Publication date:
02/29/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
268,286
File size:
451 KB

Meet the Author

Carol Cottrill, CNC, worked in the film business for nearly twenty years before earning a degree in nutrition, motivated by a two-year stint with an overzealous fitness trainer. Through her studies in holistic nutrition she began to unravel America’s unhealthy preoccupation with food and exercise. It’s become Carol’s mission to expose the futility of serial dieting and the damage and distress it causes for millions of women. In pursuing her specialty, healthy weight management, Carol targets the disordered eating that results from the American obsession with being thin.

Carol divides her time between her central Florida and Manhattan offices, counseling clients who include celebrities from the worlds of fashion, music, medicine and business. A regular speaker on subjects ranging from the dangers of fad dieting to osteoporosis, she enjoys expressing her views in magazine pieces and feature columns about lifestyle, beauty and health, and as an industry expert for Dr. Mehmet Oz’s interactive social QA platform, Sharecare.com.

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The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BKH1 More than 1 year ago
The very first thing you should notice about The French Twist: Twelve Secrets of Decadent Dining and Natural Weight Management is that its title is conspicuously devoid of one term commonly referenced by weight management books: DIET. That's because Carol Cottrill's philosophy is the antithesis of a diet. In fact, it becomes quite clear that she detests the term for its association with restrictive, gimmicky, unsustainable attempts at weight control. Thankfully, she presents us with a much more sensible approach. The French Twist teaches us that it is OK to eat the foods we like, so long as we practice self-control and moderation. Easier said than done? Perhaps...but the author gives us the tools to successfully mitigate our own trappings by teaching us to recognize internal cues about hunger. She explores the psychology of eating, explaining that the pleasure center of the brain and our own happiness bear a direct correlation to our ability to maintain a healthy weight. The proof? She's got that covered...thoroughly explaining the seemingly paradoxical relationship between the "eat what you want" philosophy of the French and their slender waistlines. Further, she backs it up with the latest in scientific research. Since I have long managed my own weight by modeling my eating habits similarly to the book's approach, I can attest first-hand to its effectiveness. I feel that I have a very healthy relationship with food, and this book provides validation of that notion. I am not an avid reader, but I took special interest in this book, and it did not disappoint. The author's writing style is fun and witty, making for an easy-breezy read. I zipped through it in two nights (quick by my standards). It was hard to put it down!. I whole-heartedly recommend this book to EVERYONE....not just those who struggle with weight management or those who bounce from one unsuccessful fad diet to another, but also to those who, like me, just need some verification that it is OK to eat the way you want. Pick up The French Twist today!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was wonderful. Even if French is not your goal and French recipes are not your style, this book will change how you view food and every day activity. It dispels diet and excercise myths and puts a true, healthy lifestyle into perspective and into reach. Full of humor and wit, it will put a spring in your step and better food on your plate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago